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How to reach Lesvos

Lesvos is not a main tourist destination; therefore there are relative few direct flights from Europe. You can of course always come via Athens or Thessalonica.  Aegean/Olympic as members of Star Alliance can be combined with companies like British Airways or Lufthansa and your baggage is checked through to Mytilini (MJT), your final destination.  Same happens with the Greek Skyexpress combined with Easy Jet  and Condor. You can of course use low-cost companies like Ryanair but then you need to calculate some time to pick up your luggage and drop it to Aegean or Sky express. Better fly with handbag only.  Locally you need just a couple of swimming suits, some T-shirts and light cloths. We have the beach towels!

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Un. Kingdom

Direct flights from UK to Lesvos with www.jet2.com

- LONDON Stansted - Mytilene (MJT), every Thursday, from of April 20 till 
Oct. 05.

- MANCHESTER -MAN - Mytilene (MJT), every Sunday, from of May 07 till Oct. 08. and every Wednesday, from 31 May till 20 September

- BRISTOL [BRS]  - Mytilene (MJT), every Sunday, from May 29 till Oct. 09. 

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Germany

From Germany, the easiest way is to fly to Athens or Thessaloniki and then to Lesbos-Mytilini (MJT).

There are two very good Greek companies to choose from:
1) Aegean/Olympic  (serving Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg, and Stuttgart).

Lufthansa collaborates with Aegean, providing more time options, access to more airports, and the advantage of checking luggage only once.
2) Skyexpress  (serving Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich). EasyJet collaborates with Skyexpress, offering additional time options, access to more airports, and the advantage of checking luggage only once.
If you live near the western borders, consider catching a direct flight from Amsterdam or Brussels. Alternatively, you can fly directly to the island of Samos (Eurowings from Düsseldorf and Munich), as there are daily flights from Samos to Lesbos and ferry connections twice a week.
Another option is to fly to Athens and then take the overnight ferry.

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Fly Samos,
Lemnos or Mykonos, 
take the ferry to Lesvos!

Fly Samos, Lemnos or Mykonos then take the ferry to Lesvos!
   Via Samos:  "Blue Star ferries" every Saturday 13:30 → Lesvos (Mytilene) at 20:15 and Monday 23:15 → Lesvos (Mytilene) at 06:00  It works also the other way round (Mo. Wed. Sat early in the morning). Flights from Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Vienna, Brussels, Prague, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Zurich. 
       Via Mykonos:  There are several international flights to Mykonos from all over Europe including low cost companies.You need to be there on Tuesday night in order to catch the ferry after midnight. In between ...Mykonos is very known for its bars!!!!!  Wednesday (SOS! Tuesday night) from Mykonos 01:40 → Lesvos (Mytilene) at 09:05  This idea does’t work the other way round.
       Via Lemnos:  "Blue Star ferries" every Monday 5:25, Wednesday 11:55, Thursday 21:40 and Saturday 18:05 and the trip takes only 6 hours. It works also the other way round. Flights from Copenhagen CPH, Stockholm ARN, Vienna VIE, London LGW. 

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Belgium

Direct flights from Belgium to Lesvos with TuiFly.be every Monday and friday from 20 April - 16 September and every Friday with Brussels Airlines from June 28 till August 16.

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Holland

Direct flights from Holland to Lesvos with Coredon

AMSTERDAM - Lesvos (MJT), every Monday and Friday, from April 29 till October 11.

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Norway

From 5th of June and every Sunday from Oslo, with Apollo 

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Turkey

The nearest airport is Izmir. Alternatively you can take a bus to Ayvalik and then the evening ferry to Mytilini. This might oblige you an overnight in Izmir, Ayvalik or even better at Pergamon.
In 2022 a Turkish company has announced a Catamaran coming from Izmir to Lesvos twice/week. No schedule so-far (15/6).  

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Use the ferry

There are ferries every evening from Athens/Piraeus.  
“Hellenic Seaways” / “Blue Star Ferries” schedule daily overnight ferries every evening from Athens/Piraeus. 

Trip needs 11 hours via Chios Island to reach Lesvos. Trip costs about €80/p with bed in cabin with the advantage that you don't pay a hotel for that night.

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Island hopping

The easiest island to visit from Lesvos is Chios. Only 3 hours distance from Lesvos and daily ferry connections. The other idea is to fly Via Lemnos or Mykonos and combine those islands. Longer, but possible, is also to visit directly  Ikaria or Patmos with the  “Blue Star Ferries”. 

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